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post #20 of Old 03-28-2006
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My recommendation is to take every precaution to prevent going overboard, especially if single-handing. Once you're in the water, your chance of surviving drops incredibly...especially in cold water/weather areas.

Good jacklines, harnesses and double-ended tethers are key, as are roller furling head sails, a good storm drogue (preferably a Jordan series drogue), a good PFD (one inflatable for every day use, and a foam one for long term emergencies), good foul weather gear, a good rigging knife (I prefer Boye Knives) and an EPIRB.

Any questions, comments, drop me a note.
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